You most likely don't have any sort of leg to stand on unless the employer's motivation to lay you off was based upon an illegal reason such as your membership in a protected class (age, race, sex, religion, etc.) Florida is an at-will employment state and the employer (and employee) can end the employment relationship at any time.
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In an "at will" employment state you can be fired for any reason or no reason at all so long as you're not a member of a protected class and the motive behind the firing wasn't discriminatory.
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In an At Will Employment state, you can be laid off for almost any reason unless you are a member of a protected class (age, race, sex) and the layoff was done for an improper purpose. Ask to speak with your supervisor for a clear answer for the termination. They are not required to give you one if they choose. If you thing the termination was for an improper motive, meet with a local FL licensed employment law attorney.
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